Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it evaluates the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Mitchell Heating or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs acknowledges that an air conditioner is a big investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 719-596-6677 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.